"Drullumall" (1995)Rock band Botnleðja was formed in 1994 @ Hafnarfjörður. They rehearsed @ the garage of the drummer's grandmother. In 1995 they gained popularity after winning the Músíktilraunir (Musical Experiments, a sort of Battle of the Bands). The first prize was 25 hours in a recording studio. They used 24 hours to record their debut album "Drullumall" @ Stúdíó Sýrland (Syria) with the help of Jón Skuggi & Addi 800 (Arnþór Örlygsson).
Album was released November 1995 on Rymur Label.
Botnleðja won the Icelandic Music Award for Best Newcomer in 1995.
For the foreign market the band operated under the name "Silt".
The band members were guitarist & singer Heiðar Örn Kristjánsson, bass player Ragnar Páll Steinsson, and drummer Haraldur Freyr Gíslason.
About 3000 copies were sold in Iceland.
1. Þið eruð frábær
4. Hinn óbyggilegi heimur
5. Viltu vera memm?
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The English band Blur, who had been recording their self-titled album "Blur" in Iceland in 1997, were fans of Botnleðja. Their hit song "Song 2" borrowed the catchy "woo-hoo" from Botnleðja's "Þið eruð Frábær". Later that year Botnleðja joined Blur on their UK tour